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City budget burdened by health care

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NASHUA – Increasing health care costs seem to be a fact of life for virtually everyone these days, including Nashua city leaders. A special Budget Review Committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at City Hall, 229 Main St., for the purpose of discussing how health care ...

Two vacuum cleaners target of alleged thief

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NASHUA – Released in December after six weeks in jail, Hooksett resident Christopher Bourget was arrested again Jan. 7 and released on bail. Now, Bourget is back in Valley Street jail, held on $2,500 cash or surety bail after yet another arrest, this one by Nashua police on Tuesday, ...

City pays $96K to former assessing employee

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NASHUA – City officials agreed to pay former longtime Assessing Department employee Cheryl Walley nearly $100,000, including $50,000 for “emotional distress.” However, the agreement was short on details, as it omitted information about why Walley and two of her former superiors are ...

Warren and Sanders want to cancel student loan debt

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NASHUA – Three out of four seniors graduating from New Hampshire colleges and universities face student loan debt, with the average amount owed being $34,415. The percentage of New Hampshire graduates saddled with student loan debt is the highest for all 50 states, according to OneClass.com. ...

Gyrocopter crash in Nashua injures pilot

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NASHUA -- One person is injured after a gyrocopter crashed between the two runways at the Nashua Airport this afternoon. A gyrocopter is a small, single-seat helicopter. According to Nashua Deputy Fire Chief Steve Buxton, rescuers found the pilot trapped in the aircraft. Officials extricated ...

Debate drama unfolds along gender lines

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren made a vigorous case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders Tuesday night in a tense Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue in the sprint to Iowa’s presidential ...

‘The Millyard’

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NASHUA – Nashua’s newest financial institution is officially open for business, as Millyard Bank welcomed a number of elected officials for their Tuesday grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. President and CEO G. Frank Teas is familiar with banking in Nashua, and this is not his ...

Ferrets, foxes and feral swine animals, oh my!

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CONCORD (AP) — Animals are on the agenda at the New Hampshire Statehouse — with bills aimed at both protecting and pursuing them. Lawmakers have filed at least a dozen bills this session focused on wildlife or domesticated animals, including measures to ban the declawing of cats and ...

New engineering center opens at SNHU

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MANCHESTER – Southern New Hampshire University officials celebrated the opening of their new College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics (CETA) facility with a special ceremony on Monday. The new 67,000-square-foot academic building now houses SNHU’s on-campus CETA programs and will ...

Woman hopes to take breastfeeding case to trial

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It’s been more than seven years, Katherine Frederick says, since she was fired from her job at New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services over breastfeeding, and she still hopes to take her case to trial. “It’s not going to change what’s happened,” Frederick said ...

Nashua officials ponder PAC

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NASHUA – On Feb. 13, 2018 – nearly two years ago – Board of Aldermen members passed a resolution to sell $15.5 million worth of bonds to build the Performing Arts Center at 201 Main St. “This resolution shall expire two years from its effective date in the event that $4 million has not ...

Defense: Low minimum wage contributes to fraud

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NASHUA – Watching her family struggle to make ends meet during a particularly difficult five-year period, Larissa Baker twice turned to what she likely felt was her last resort: welfare fraud. Still, her family, unable to pay the rent, was evicted from their apartment, sending the couple and ...

International trade on Senator Shaheen’s radar

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NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Monday toured Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar systems, while highlighting her efforts to attract more jobs to the Granite State by expanding international trade. “I think, sometimes, it’s ...

Hudson man reaches plea in assault case

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NASHUA – Initially charged upon his September arrest with one felony and nine misdemeanor assault offenses, Hudson resident Jonathan Moore agreed on Monday to enter guilty pleas to the felony and five of the misdemeanors in exchange for a sentence of three to six years in State ...

Donchess says new plan would cut electric bills

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NASHUA – City officials are considering exploration of a Community Choice Power program, which they said once implemented, could reduce electric bills for residents and businesses by about $150 per year. Mayor Jim Donchess plans to introduce the legislation during the next Board of Aldermen ...

Students, officials raise money and awareness at gala

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AMHERST – Meals Matter, a Nashua program that addresses food insecurity for students, hosted its second annual gala Saturday night at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. The event, co-sponsored by the United Way of Greater Nashua, was attended by more than 75 guests, and a silent auction was held to ...

Lawsuit alleges abuse at youth detention center

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PORTSMOUTH (AP) – More than two dozen men and women say they were physically, sexually and emotionally abused as children at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center over the course of three decades, according to attorneys who have filed a class action lawsuit on their behalf. The ...